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Australia's Railway Crossroads

Australia's Railway Crossroads (Paperback)

By Carter, Mark

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    15 Sep 20

Australia's railways are as diverse and fascinating as the country itself, providing as they do a fascinating array of operations, type and gauges relative to its small population base. Much of Australia's railway action takes place along its populated coastal strips, around the ...major coal-producing areas and on the corridors linking its major state capitals. In the major cities conventional suburban electric trains packed with commuters mingle with mile long freight trains. These contrast starkly with the giant iron ore trains operating in the remote Western Australian outback - the heaviest and longest trains in the world that serve the remote iron ore mines of Western Australia. At the other end of the spectrum a vast network of dinky 2-foot gauge railways moves up to 30 million tonnes a year of sugar cane to the mills. Despite the sparse population of the outback, rail lines cross the continent from north to south and from east to west with stainless steel streamlined passenger trains still providing long-distance tourist services such as The Ghan and The Indian Pacific.
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ISBN 9781445683706
Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Aug 2021

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ISBN-13 9781445683706
Stock Release date is 15 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Aug 2021
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Carter, Mark
Category Trains & Railways: General Interest
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 385.0994
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Railroads - Pictorial works - Australia
NBS Text Trains & Railways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade